# What does the percentile score Mean

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Now a days most of the score card contain percentile score rather than percentage. This will help the student to recognize where the stand among the student who appeared the Exam.

### What does the percentile score Mean?

It is the percentage of  student below him/her in the test. The score Represent the relative position in the test among the candidate. Percentile is a statistical measure of distribution.

Example :

Student X wrote an exam which was written by a total of 1000 students. Suppose X stood 10th in the test – that is, there were 990 students below him in that test. 990 as a percentage of 1000 is 99. So, 99 per cent of the students who wrote the test were below X. So percentile of X is 99.

Suppose Student Y stood 95th in the same test, i.e., there were 905 students below him. So, Y’s percentile score in this test will be 90.5.

### Can i get percentile score of 100?

Logically No, but rounding off the digits after the decimal point can lead to a score of 100.

As an example , candidate who get the percentile score of 99.995 or more will be rewarded as 100 percentile.

If you get 95 percentile in the test , means you above the 95 percent of the candidate who appeared the exam.

In CAT 2013 , Eight student scored 100 percentile and 10 student 99.99 percentile.

### Simple calculation of percentile score

There are 10 student who appeared the exam and scored  ,A= 54,B= 55, C=60,D= 72,E= 78, F=80, G=85, H=92, I=93, and J=95.

we have to calculate the percentile of G. So , the score of the  G is about to 64 percentile.